History of the United Methodist Church (IMC) (01:32)
John Wesley is acknowledged as the founder of the "method" that eventually became a "Methodist" movement. The UMC was created when the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church combined in 1968.
What Is "The Method"? (02:55)
The Method refers to the methodical way of living one's faith. Three books inform the Methodist tradition: Holy Bible, Hymnal, and The Book of Discipline. Methodists are a people of vital piety who love to sing, and a people of social action.
Methodist Doctrine of Grace (03:06)
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson of the UMC explains three different kinds of grace that true believers experience in their relationship with God.
Importance of Faith in Tough Times (05:45)
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson of the UMC discusses Christian living as a marriage between personal and social holiness. She shares her experiences with cancer and recovery, and the role of faith those processes.
Organization and Governance of the United Methodist Church (02:45)
Conferences are essential to the connectedness and organization of the UMC. Different types of conferences unite Methodists from all over the world.
Gothic-Style Architecture of a Methodist Church (02:46)
Kirsten Oh of the First United Methodist Church takes viewers of this segment through the Gothic-style church and describes aspects of the Sunday worship experience. Stained glass windows depict significant scenes from the life of Jesus.
Core Beliefs of the United Methodist Church (04:04)
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson of the UMC asserts that there is a universal yearning in the human heart for the experience of God. The role of religions is to be the agent of revelation. God wants his creations to love all of his creations.
What God Wants for the Faithful (01:46)
God seeks enjoyment for those who love Him. Faith enables one to live life fully, to embrace life, and to enjoy life.
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